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Someone Just Paid $1.5 Million For A Note Written By Albert Einstein About The Secret To Happiness

By Jonna Ivin-Patton

They say money can't buy happiness, but apparently it can buy Albert Einstein's thoughts on happiness. At an auction in Jerusalem, Israel, an anonymous donor paid $1.56 million for a note Einstein wrote and gave to a Tokyo bellboy instead of a tip.

The note, written in German, translates to:

A quiet and modest life brings more joy than a pursuit of success bound with constant unrest.

People did not miss the irony of paying over a million dollars for a note on modesty: